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National Consumer Law Center Statement on the Capitol Siege and Our Commitment to Racial Equity as We Celebrate the Life and Work of Martin Luther King, Jr.

2021-01-15T12:49:31-05:00January 15, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

January 15, 2021 By Richard Dubois, Executive Director Washington, D.C.-  In his iconic speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. urgently appealed to his fellow Americans to make real the promise of democracy. The decades-long campaign by activists for racial justice culminated with [...]

Report: Survey of State Student Protection Funds that Help Students Harmed by Higher Education Fraud

2021-01-15T09:00:13-05:00January 14, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Download the full report, a map, charts on state student protection funds (SPFs), and a SPF evaluation checklist for advocates and legislators at: http://bit.ly/state-tuition-fraud-info Boston – When a college education is cut short by a school closure or a school engages [...]

Trump Administration Levels Another Assault on Consumers’ Energy Bills

2021-01-14T13:24:17-05:00January 14, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2021                                              Contacts: Mel Hall-Crawford, CFA, 805-245-0523; Jan Kruse, National Consumer Law Center, 617 542-8010 New Rule Hinders Improvements for Energy Efficiency Standards for Major Residential Gas Appliances Washington, [...]

In Memoriam: Andy Spanogle (1934-2020)

2021-01-14T11:07:46-05:00January 14, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

The National Consumer Law Center is sad to announce the passing of John Andrew (Andy) Spanogle, Jr.  on December 18, 2020 on his 86th birthday. Andy was a longstanding consumer advocate, NCLC Partners Council member, and co-chair of NCLC’s Campaign for the Future. Throughout his remarkable life, Andy was a fierce advocate for consumers: as [...]

Joint Statement: Advocates Urge President-Elect Biden to Provide More Student Debt Relief

2021-01-11T15:06:41-05:00January 9, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2020 Updated January 11, 2020 with additional signers Action Center on Race and the Economy, American Federation of Teachers, Americans for Financial Reform, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), the Center for Responsible Lending, NAACP, National Consumer Law Center (on behalf of its low-income clients), Student Debt Crisis, [...]

FCC Issues Order Limiting Invasive Robocalls to Landline Phones

2021-01-06T13:53:48-05:00January 4, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 4, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Margot Saunders (msaunders@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. - On December 30, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission issued an order that will significantly reduce invasive and unwanted calls made with a prerecorded or artificial voice to landline phones. The changes, effective June 30, [...]

Civil Rights and Consumer Groups File Amicus Brief in Support of States’ Challenge to OCC Rule that Enables Predatory Lending

2020-12-22T12:50:11-05:00December 22, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  December 22, 2020  Press Contacts  Center for Responsible Lending: Matthew Kravitz, matthew.kravitz@responsiblelending.org  National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org, lsaunders@nclc.org  East Bay Community Law Center: Rosalyn Sternberg, rsternberg@ebclc.org     National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders: Sharon Garcia, sgarcia@nalcab.org  National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development: Nahida Uddin, nahida@nationalcapacd.org Advocates argue [...]

Important wins, but unmet needs, in new stimulus package

2020-12-22T10:39:02-05:00December 22, 2020|Categories: Media Center, Uncategorized|

New stimulus checks, broadband access and rental aid welcome, but foreclosure and student loan relief absent WASHINGTON, DC – Advocates welcomed the new stimulus bill passed by Congress last night, but warned that it has critical gaps that should be immediately filled by the incoming Biden Administration. “The new $600 stimulus payment, broadband aid, low-income [...]

CFPB’s Debt Collection Rule Misses Critical Opportunities to Protect Consumers

2020-12-18T16:28:38-05:00December 18, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2020 Nearly One-Third of U.S. Adults with a Credit Report Have Debt in Collection WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Consumer Law Center, on behalf of its low income clients, along with Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund, Consumer Federation of America, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates, expressed disappointment [...]

New FCC Ruling Supports Advocates’ Petition Urging it to Stop Unwanted Robocalls from Federal Contractors but Leaves Gray Area Regarding States’ Role

2020-12-15T16:27:32-05:00December 15, 2020|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2020 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an order granting in part a Petition for Reconsideration filed by the National Consumer Law Center on behalf of a broad coalition of national, state and local legal services groups challenging the [...]